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Kimori, David Abiya – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As we approach the second quarter of the twenty-first century, one may predict that the environment will be among the dominant themes in the political and educational discourse. Over the past three decades, particular perspectives regarding the environment have begun to emerge: (i) realization by human beings that we not only live on earth and use…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Vinokurova, Natalia Fedorovna; Martilova, Natalia Viktorovna; Krivdina, Irina Yurievna; Badin, Mikhail Mikhailovich; Efimova, Olga Evgenyevna – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article discusses current issues related to the implementation of the UNESCO roadmap implementing Global action programme on education for sustainable development. In the context of increasing the professional level of pedagogical workers is a priority area in the implementation of education for sustainable development. Therefore, we believe…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Masters Programs, Decision Making, Sustainable Development
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Iliopoulou, Ifigenia – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The conceptions that children develop about environmental issues are likely to form the basis of how they comprehend such issues, influence their behaviour towards the environment and, ultimately, determine the way they address these issues. Being aware of children's ways of thinking about the environment is, therefore, of paramount…
Descriptors: Environment, Concept Formation, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Byhring, Anne Kristine; Knain, Erik – Research in Science Education, 2016
Nowhere is the need for handling complexity more pertinent than in addressing environmental issues. Our study explores students' situated constructs of complexity in unfolding discourses on socio-scientific issues. Students' dialogues in two group-work episodes are analysed in detail, with tools from Systemic Functional Linguistics. We identify…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Difficulty Level, Science and Society, Discourse Analysis
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Jacobson, Susan K.; Morales, Nia A.; Chen, Beida; Soodeen, Rebecca; Moulton, Michael P.; Jain, Eakta – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Understanding the influence of message framing is critical to promote public support for environmental conservation. We tested six brief, online videos about biodiversity conservation with positive (love and benefits) versus negative (loss and warning) messages with 524 participants. The respondents were willing to donate more money and time to…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Public Opinion, Video Technology, Biodiversity
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Keinonen, Tuula; Yli-Panula, Eija; Svens, Maria; Vilkonis, Rytis; Persson, Christel; Palmberg, Irmeli – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2014
The media, as a source of information, is supposed to have a significant role in effecting people's environmental knowledge and attitudes. The purpose of this study was to find students' perceptions of environmental issues as presented in the media and how students in Finland, Lithuania and Sweden used these media sources in the matters related to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Social Media, Mass Media Use
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Ribeiro, Carla – School Science Review, 2017
The double-wall paper cup is an everyday object that can be used in the laboratory to study heat transfer. The experiment described here has been done by physics students aged 12-13 years; it can also be used in a different context to prompt debate about environmental issues.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Science Experiments
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Warner, Laura A.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This study tested the effect of four short videos appealing to environmental values on home irrigation users' intent to use good irrigation and fertilization practices. The videos were largely ineffective, and there was only a small effect on one of the behaviors within the fertilizer loss treatment group. Implications point to a need for…
Descriptors: Horticulture, Environmental Standards, Environmental Education, Video Technology
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Stock, Paul V.; Darby, D. Bryon; Meyer, Kate – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Much has been written about the benefits of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity for addressing environmental issues, but how do we teach such collaboration? Here, we describe our experiences attempting to foster collaboration between undergraduate students from sociology, environmental studies, and photography. We describe and reflect on a…
Descriptors: Essays, Environmental Education, Photography, Sociology
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Blatt, Erica – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
This study at a public high school in the Northeastern United States explores how students' environmental identities are affected by various activities in an Environmental Science course. Data was collected as part of an ethnographic study involving an Environmental Science teacher and her tenth-twelfth grade students. The results focus on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Public Schools, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment)
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Yucel, Elif Ozata; Ozkan, Muhlis – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to develop an instructional design whereby ecosystem, biodiversity, and environmental issues are addressed with a holistic approach that provides more efficient teaching as well as to test the effectiveness of this design. A literature review was carried out and need-assessment was firstly made using the Readiness Test. This review…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Quasiexperimental Design
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Cincera, Jan; Simonova, Petra – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
The article evaluates a Czech environmental education program focused on developing competence in issue investigation. In the evaluation, a simple quasi-experimental design with experimental (N = 200) and control groups was used. The results suggest that the program had a greater impact on girls than on boys, and that it increased their internal…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
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Zo'bi, Abdallah Salim – International Education Studies, 2014
This study aimed to identify nature of students' decisions patterns towards environmental issues and the possibility to improve these decisions during teaching process using Socio-Scientific Issues Approach. And to achieve this, the researcher prepared and developed tools of the study represented by a test of open questions focused on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Decision Making
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McEntee, Marie; Mortimer, Claire – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2013
This article examines two large-scale public communication campaigns to explore the appropriateness and effectiveness of using one-way communication in contentious environmental issues. The findings show while one-way communication can be successfully employed in contentious issues, it is not appropriate for all contexts and may contribute to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Communication Strategies, Public Relations
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Robelia, Beth; Murphy, Tony – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This paper presents results from 15 little publicized state and national environmental surveys in the US that used similar questions. Our analysis reveals trends in adult understanding of environmental issues. These trends indicate that many may have difficulty making informed decisions about environmental policy as citizens, voters, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, State Surveys, Environmental Research, National Surveys
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